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Following the drop in US stock indices at the end of last year, there was quite a bit of press talk about a potential recession. But that has gone by the wayside now that the Dow managed one of it’s best starts of the year in history. Europe remained largely ignored, despite having worse economic
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Navigating the markets can be somewhat tricky, to say the least. Traders often speak of long working hours and high-stress levels as they tackle continuous volatility and practice those all-important trading strategies. Knowing when to enter and exit a trade takes great concentration, but as well as putting your all into decision making and market
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The big event on the American economic calendar today was supposed to be the release of retail sales data by the Census Bureau at 08:30 EST (14:30 CET). However, due to the shutdown, the data won’t be released and has been rescheduled until after the shutdown. Since a specific new data hasn’t been given, here’s
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US Dollar Index price, news and analysis: The US Dollar is continuing its recent advance despite an unhelpful news background. That suggests its gentle climb higher may continue for a while yet. USD Index climb could extend higher The US Dollar index (DXY) is proving resilient despite an unhelpful news background, implying that its advance
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In line with expectations, Theresa May’s Brexit bill was voted down in Parliament yesterday. However, the scale of motion against her far surpassed expectations with the PM suffering a massive 432 to 202 vote defeat. The loss is a major blow to May who has fought tooth and nail to secure a Brexit deal, even
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The markets traded shaky grounds on Tuesday amid a host of concerns. Reports from Washington revealed that there was no progress on the critical issues with China. Both the United States and China have been holding trade negotiations to end the trade wars. China signaled that it would add more stimulus measures in the near
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IN THE LAST three months of 2018 America’s federal government borrowed $317bn, or about 6% of quarterly GDP. The deficit was 1.5 percentage points higher than in the same quarter the year earlier, despite the fact that unemployment fell below 4% in the intervening period. In cash terms America borrowed in a single quarter as
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Trading sentiment analysis: Market confidence is improving further on hopes that China will stimulate its domestic economy and a US-China trade war can be averted. So far, that is outweighing concerns about the partial US government shutdown, Brexit and weak German economic data. Market sentiment improves further Confidence in the financial markets is continuing to
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So, you’ve been dabbling in the markets for a while now. You’ve started up a demo account, slowly learned the ins and outs of trading. Then you’ve built your own strategy and tested it out on a live account. But the deeper you dive into the industry, the more you can find yourself overwhelmed by
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Euro and German GDP Growth: German economy grew 1.5% in 2018, down from 2.2% in 2017. EURUSD remains under downside pressure ahead of EU inflation release. Q1 2019 Trading Forecasts including USD and EUR. EURUSD Touches a One-Week Low as German Economy Slows The German economy expanded by 1.5% in 2018, sharply lower than the
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